Aug 5, 2015
What's In My Carry On?
Hey loves! Most people carry on bags, and most times I like to use a carry on bag as my only bag. But sometimes I have way too many options and I convince myself that I need them all.
I carried a decent sized duffel bag (click here for my exact bag from Target) on the plane with me. In my bag was a spare change of clothes and under garments, travel size toiletries, a pair of comfortable sandals, beats headphones, and my around the neck headphones (thanks mom!), jewelry and makeup bags.
There's no special way of packing, I literally just throw everything in my bag. Probably because I'm so last minute, ha. But I try to place things that won't move around, in a neat fashion.
I want to share a trick with my ladies about packing accessories. We have to have our cute necklaces and statement pieces. And I was mostly just putting all my jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, earrings) in a pouch. But whenever I would get to my destination my necklaces would be all tangled. So I was browsing YouTube one day for some travel hacks and I found a way to pack your necklaces without them getting tangled.
Use a drinking straw! Stick one end of your necklace through a straw and clamp it together at the other end. I put three necklaces in one straw and they never got tangled. I am so glad I found that trick and I had to share it with you all. It wouldn't be fair to keep that gem to myself! I've heard of some other ways like using a notebook and taping necklaces to the pages. I also heard of putting them in a ziploc bag and leave some of the chain hanging out and close the top. I haven't tried the others, simply because I think the straw method is easier and it's cheaper.
Another thing I wanted to touch on was my travel makeup. Okay, so technically its like my whole makeup collection. I'm still building my collection, so bare with me ha. I have 3 different make up bags. I decided recently that I need to organize the bags so that its helps me find things easier. I especially needed to be organize for my trip to Vegas since I would be sharing a bathroom with 4 other girls. Ladies, you know how stressful that can be.
Unfortunately the day before, when I was finalizing all of my packing, my mother was going on a trip to Tampa and she accidentally took one of my makeup bags, thinking it was hers. So I never got the chance to organize my bags, and I had to replace a few products. But it all worked out because I ended up taking less items with me.
When I do get to organize my makeup bags I want to separate the products by their consistency; liquids and powders (and other dry products). I believe that doing it will make the process of doing my makeup take less time. Yes, I am becoming that friend that spends 30 minutes on her makeup. And I believe it is because of my lack of organization skills. So hopefully, organizing the bags will help me with everything I also have a separate pouch for lipstick and lip liners.
So that's all I have for you all this time. I hope that this post was helpful to you. Talk to you in my next post!
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